LIVING LAB 2020: turning climate information into value for traditional Mediterranean agri-food systems.

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In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the MED-GOLD summer school becomes a Living Lab that will last from May 25 to June 20, 2020. All activities will be on-line.

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On-line training, 25 May – 20 June 2020.

The MED-GOLD Living Lab is dedicated to early career scientists and professionals in the areas of climate science, agriculture, economy, social sciences and communication.

The Living Lab will be on-line for four weeks, from May 25 to June 20, with weekly interactive webinars by speakers across different disciplines and on-line working groups with multidisciplinary teams, supported by scientists from the MED-GOLD experts as mentors.

Participants will be challenged by real users of climate information to develop prototype climate services for the agri-food sector, building on the knowledge and skills shared during the event.

Early career scientists and professionals with a wide range of individual profiles are encouraged to apply and join the multidisiplinary teams: climate scientists, agronomists, software developers (R, Python), economists, social scientists, communication and visual communication experts.

Participants will learn about concepts and methodologies used to develop climate services as well as become become familiar with climate data and tools made available through the Copernicus Climate Data Store (CDS).

The program of activities is available here .

The official language of the school will be English.


Application deadline: 8 May 2020

No registration fee required.

The maximum number of participants is 25*.

*In case of a too high number of requests a selection will be made on the basis of the following criteria: the widest range of profiles pertaining to the topics of the school (climate science, data analysis/software development, social science, agronomy, etc..), english knowledge, geographical distribution and suitability of the participant based on their CV
Participants selection will be made by the MED-GOLD project team, with the goal to broaden engagement and for ensuring gender diversity.
The MED-GOLD team guarantees equal opportunity and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of age, race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, gender or sexual orientation and regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant agreement No. 776467